ArvinMeritor Inc. has announced that its Light Vehicle Aftermarket (LVA) business group, under the direction of president Dan Daniel, has realigned its upper management structure. The changes will provide increased focus on LVA’s strategic customers, while strengthening development efforts outside North America. LVA provides exhaust, lift support, filter and ride control products to a full range of aftermarket customers, including retailers, distributors and installers. The role of Rob Malone — vice president and general manager of Filters, Ride Control and Gas Springs for North America — has been expanded and now includes responsibility for LVA’s gas spring operations, as well as responsibility for sales of all of these products in North America. He reports directly to Daniel. Also reporting to Daniel is Ken Bush, vice president and general manager of Exhaust Systems for North America. In addition to his responsibilities for LVA’s exhaust operations, Bush now assumes all sales responsibility for several key customers, including CARQUEST, Midas, Meineke and Canadian Tire, as well as for exhaust feeder accounts. Marlen Silverii, formerly vice president of LVA Sales and Marketing has been appointed vice president, Global Business Strategies. In this role, he will lead LVA’s global sourcing and logistics activities and direct the group’s global marketing and product management. Silverii will retain responsibility for LVA export sales, including Mexico, and continues to report to Daniel.